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Old 01-10-2010, 01:23 PM   #46
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excessively checking my pockets to make sure I have what I need, etc.
huh. i do that. however, when i was in school the pants design meant that if your thigh passed the horizontal everything in your pockets would spill out, so i got used to making sure i hadn't lost everything just by sitting down and i guess i've continued the habit.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:34 PM   #47
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huh. i do that. however, when i was in school the pants design meant that if your thigh passed the horizontal everything in your pockets would spill out, so i got used to making sure i hadn't lost everything just by sitting down and i guess i've continued the habit.
I'm usually wearing jeans, so things aren't falling out usually. I'm generally checking to make sure I didn't leave it in my room, even though I've checked ten times already.

I could just be neurotic.
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I'm usually wearing jeans, so things aren't falling out usually. I'm generally checking to make sure I didn't leave it in my room, even though I've checked ten times already.

I could just be neurotic.
i put that kind of thing down to me being neurotic too, since i pretty much live in jeans now. it's the more likely answer. and to follow on from a point made earlier, even if it isn't, who needs the label of ocd if it isn't negatively impacting your daily life?
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In my case, an IQ test was a requirement to enter school early. From what I'm gathering about a good chunk of the others who have answered, they were also tested for their school's gifted programs. Technically, the most accurate tests are administered by psychologists, though, of course, the accuracy of any test's ability to measure somebody's intelligence is up for serious debate.
I haven't had mine tested since before high school. I was in gifted programs in elementary school, and have scored well on online tests.

Regarding IQ tests in general, I think it's a more accurate indicator for kids than adults. e.g. Mensa members have all types of occupations, including barbers, postal workers, and plumbers. The fact that IQ score is not generally used past adolescence (for college admissions, jobs, etc.) bears this out.
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I'm usually wearing jeans, so things aren't falling out usually. I'm generally checking to make sure I didn't leave it in my room, even though I've checked ten times already.

I could just be neurotic.
Freaky. I have that too. But for me it's because I'm so scatterbrained I make sure I didn't forget anything.

My keys are all on one chain and have a little cat bell on them so I know I have them when I hear the bell. Sort of conditioning myself, if I feel something's wrong, it's usually that I don't hear a bell and I pat my pockets for my keys.

And when I get unsure whether I did check something or not, I'll check it again. Even if I'm fairly sure I did check it.



And I didn't get tested for IQ in school, though I did have the highest scores on the final test in our primary school(age 10-11). I took a test later in highschool, it was none too serious yet I don't remember the exact circumstances. We used some computer program and in the end you got your score.
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Yeah that was kind of the point. Result: inconclusive.
I just found this by googling: Study Finds Link between High Childhood IQ and Adult Alcohol Use

I don't know that I have an addictive personality per se, but I do seem to have a high degree of single-mindedness, or tunnel vision. As for drinking, there probably have been times where I've drank a bit more than I'm comfortable with (never daily or anything, my personal definition is anything more than once a week), but never to the extent that it's become a problem in other areas of my life. But by the same token, I've also gone long periods without drinking - never consciously, I've never said to myself that I need to cut down or stop, I just find myself not bothering.

I do find though that I can become so wrapped up in something, whether it be work, school, a hobby, etc, that I spend far more hours at it than I planned to, and then sometimes I resent the outside forces that pull me away from whatever I'm focussed on. Maybe that's related to addiction? Or obsessive behaviour?

Whatever the case, good luck, I hope you find the answers you're looking for.

Eta - I might as well answer your other questions, too.

As for EQ, I think I'm fairly high in it, in that I can often read people and situations very well. I think that I don't always respond appropriately, though. If the need is genuine, then yes, but I've found that lately I have little tolerance for others' BS or drama, and I refuse to get caught up in it. That's probably more a factor of where I am in life rather than IQ, though.

Happiness - there's a phenomenon that's been studied called depressive realism, whereby those who are mildly depressed have a more accurate view of the degree of control they have over their environments than those who are not depressed, or those who are clinically depressed. Anecdotally, I've found that many whom I'd say fit into this category are intelligent, thoughtful and introspective. I tend to find with myself that my moods do fit the situation, and if I'm unhappy, then it's because I have reason to be. I can't really say conclusively that my happiness (or not) is related to IQ, it's probably just as much related to other factors.
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I do find though that I can become so wrapped up in something, whether it be work, school, a hobby, etc, that I spend far more hours at it than I planned to, and then sometimes I resent the outside forces that pull me away from whatever I'm focussed on. Maybe that's related to addiction? Or obsessive behaviour?
I wouldn't view that as addiction per se. That sounds to me like fairly normal behaviour for an INTJ!

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The News Record - Researchers Suggest IQ, Alcohol Correlation

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“Men and women who said they drank on most days had the highest mean childhood ability score, whereas those who reported that they never had alcohol had the lowest mean mental ability score,” Batty and colleagues reported.
Wow.
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Interesting. I suspect it may have something to do with an adult disappointment with the banality of much of what is everyday life versus what was previously the super-curiosity of a very intelligent child. But it may be dangerous to chalk up one's addictive behavior to high native intelligence. It's too romantic.

By the way Finance Guy, my apologies for my smart arse remarks on a previous page. I read all of your threads with interest.
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I can't speak for everyone (and I'm not in the super genius category anyway) but a predisposition to alcohol, which need not necessarily mean out of control addiction, merely mildly frisky addiction, isn't always about drowning one's sorrows. I think as Financeguy maybe is alluding, it ties in with a compulsive sort of personality.
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i guess i qualify enough to answer this

(1) Do you view yourself as having poor EQ (emotional intelligence)?
a little, i guess. i used to be pretty extroverted when i was younger. my personality totally changed when i moved here in 95. i'm a little better about things now, but i'd still much rather sit and quietly observe life, i guess you could say. for example, someone could be sitting talking to me, pouring their heart out and telling me some horrible story, and i just sit there listening, not really sure what to say. i'm not sure if that's poor eq or not, though.

(2) If yes to (1), have you/are you taking steps to rectify this?
i try. that's all anyone can do, i guess.

(3) Do you perceive your giftedness as having made you happier than those less gifted, or is the obverse true?
i don't view myself as any different than anyone else. well, that's not entirely true. i have been accused of acting like i'm better than everyone, constantly mocking or looking down upon people i see every day doing stupid things. thinking of that though, i guess that'd make me less happy.

(4) Do you struggle with addictive behaviour patterns?
i definitely try not to get addicted to anything, but it's not a real effort. i just make sure to prevent addiction by only taking the amount of pills prescribed to me for anything, not drinking in excess too often, etc. i don't smoke so that's not an issue. for lots of reasons, i just try my absolute best to avoid ever being addicted to anything.

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huh. i do that. however, when i was in school the pants design meant that if your thigh passed the horizontal everything in your pockets would spill out, so i got used to making sure i hadn't lost everything just by sitting down and i guess i've continued the habit.
yeah, these days you just dump it all in my purse.
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I can't speak for everyone (and I'm not in the super genius category anyway) but a predisposition to alcohol, which need not necessarily mean out of control addiction, merely mildly frisky addiction, isn't always about drowning one's sorrows. I think as Financeguy maybe is alluding, it ties in with a compulsive sort of personality.
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I understand and agree. Yet there is a lot of ground to cover between "out of control addiction" and "merely mildly frisky addiction". The term I'd like to use here is "alcohol dependence" (and I don't mean skid row dependence, but rather the inability to go through week after week of a high-functioning life without it). It seems hard to believe that someone who is high-functioning, but alcohol dependent, doesn't have some form of unhappiness or dissatisfaction with "life as it is" at the root of it.
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sure but that goes hand in hand with the pleasure it can bring (yeah, I know the pleasure goes away when something becomes excessive).

I think dissatisfaction with things as they are, is probably felt keenly by anyone of more than knucklehead intelligence, to one degree or another. And so it would make some sense, sure, that the ultra-gifted might feel it all the more. Their curse might also be to miss the wood for the trees, sometimes. It is part of the human condition.
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I was tested ages ago and told I was at 147. Do I get to play in here, too?
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